AVA Program Director
Marty Collins is the Women's Volleyroos Head Coach along with his role with the coaching at the AVA. Marty has been coaching internationally since 2010 after competing in the 2009 World University Games. Coaching across both disciplines and genders in Papua New Guinea and the Federated States of Micronesia in addition to Australian National Teams has given him a wide range of experiences. Marty also a qualified teacher who holds an applied science degree, enjoys working across both development and senior programs at the same time.
Myles brings experience coaching at the Junior (AJVC) and Senior (AVL) State Representative level, as well as the Junior National Team as a Head Coach of a Junior Women’s Asian Volleyball Championship Touring Team.
Internationally he spent two years working within a highly successful Division I NCAA Volleyball Program at the University of Hawaii. As well as Head Coach roles, for the Florida and Aloha Regions at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships.
He has a strong background and understands the importance of physical conditioning for athletes. Having completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Movement Science and also is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
National Strength & Conditioning Lead
Anne Meijnderts is the Lead Strength & Conditioning coach for Volleyball Australia’s Pathways program. She is an S&C expert with a background in volleyball coaching and uses this background to maximise transfer between any work done in the S&C area and the relevant on-court skills. Anne believes that volleyball is a sport of coordination, and a an effective S&C program will set the foundations that will ensure mechanically efficient volleyball actions. Anne’s specialty is improving jump-landing mechanics and spiking mechanics. Anne has a strong analytical skillset due to her scientific background, having graduated with a Master of Arts with honours at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands).
Dr Anna Topping
Sophie is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and an Accredited Sports Dietitian. Sophie has worked extensively in sports nutrition during her career including international athletes in the sports of Cross Country Skiing, Athletics and Volleyball. She is also an athlete herself having represented Australia in the Heptathlon at the Commonwealth Games in 2014.
Dr Guy Little
AIS Mental Health Referral Network